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 Post subject: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:06 pm 
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I just bought a bunch of stuff from an old friend who decided to get out of the loading game. I have a bunch of different Alcan over powder cards and wads and maybe some of the other Alcan plastic PGS and Combo wads in both 12 and 20 ga. I have an Alcan loading guide from 1967 if anybody needs some data on some old stock Alcan powder. I got a bunch or cans of it too, AL- 5, 7, and 8, 1/2 pounders and 3 pounders. I guess I'll be sorting it out this weekend. I don't have any need for the cards and wads so if anybody is interested, let me know and I'll get back with you on what I have as soon as I know for sure what's all in those two big boxes. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:50 pm 
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If you have any 20 ga .125 card wads I'll take some.I was just getting ready to send to circle fly or ballistic products for them.


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 Post subject: Re: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:03 pm 
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BP,
Looks like you got "quite a haul" of goodies. :) I'm also interested in the 20 ga card wads. If you don't make a deal with nomad56 let me know.....Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:57 am 
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let me know if you have 20ga fiber/filler wads.

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 Post subject: Re: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:33 pm 
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It looks like most of it is 12 ga, like everything Alcan EVER made. All plastic wads, plastic wads with the felt in them, just the plastic over powder cup. I don't recall all the names on the boxes right this second. I even have some over shot cards. Yes I do have 20 ga nitro cards, maybe 2 different thicknesses and several boxes of fiber wads too. Blue streak I think they are called. I'll look specificaly on the 20 ga stuff and let you guys know what and how much of it I have. I still have several bags and boxes of the 12 ga stuff. I wonder if that wouldn't work well in muzzleloading shotguns with black powder?? I'll get bck to you a little later, I was just wondering if anybody DID have an interest in any of it before I fed it too the dumpster.

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 Post subject: Re: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:40 pm 
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Burnt, you can still put together good shooting loads with those components. There are many recipes listed in the Lyman Shotshell Manual, second edition. I can remember one load that I loaded back when I started reloading in the 70's, using a PGS gas seal on the powder, a couple of "bluestreak" fillers, and a "kuik-sert" shot strip. Those Kuik-serts were one of the first ways to shoot protected charges of pellets. Very slow to load, but they shot very well. I certainly agree that you can't beat modern wads for loading convenience, but I still like to load up a few shells the old way for grins once in a while. On the trap field, it surprises some shooters with the confetti coming out your barrel, which was a characteristic of shooting those type of loads. Anyway, once you have sorted things out, I will take whatever you have left, before it goes in the dumpster. Email me at tsullivan@fwi.com

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 Post subject: Re: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:35 pm 
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I have just purchased a large supply of Alcan and Winchester felt and card wads. They are in their original boxes of 500. I mostly have the Alcan bluestreak. I have mostly 20 and 16 ga., but I also have 10, 11, and 12 ga.,but these are more limited.Anyone interested please contact me and I will fix you up. They are in excellent condition.


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 Post subject: Re: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:42 pm 
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Hey is there any thing on Alcan 101 shotgun powder? I have about 3 pounds of it and would like to use it up. My Herter's book only shows Alcan 120 powder, and 1 load for the 101. Where does it fall on the burn rate chart? Thanks Tmbrdl


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 Post subject: Re: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:41 pm 
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I also have severl pounds of Al-7, AL-5 and AL-8 of powder if anyone is interested


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 Post subject: Re: Alcan cards and wads.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:18 am 
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This must be "Alcan Week"!

I agree that Alcan components were great, even by today's standards. I wish they were still available.

Actually, some Alcan components, or their equivalents, are still available. Granted, Alcan powders are no longer available and require old loading data. (I would be a bit careful of such data, though. Some "old data" can be a bit "generous" when it comes to pressures compared to more recent specs.) Wads can be a different matter. Ballistic Products offers a replica of the Alcan PGS, I believe, and both BP and Circle Fly offer "stacked wad" components that are very similar to Alcan's. I wish "Kwik Serts" were still being offered.


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